Gallant Fox to Lure Thirteen or More: Eight of Ten Topweights Expected to Accept Issue in Jamaica Week-End Race, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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Gallant Fox to Lure Thirteen or More Eight of Ten Topweights Expected to Accept Issue In Jamaica Week-End Race JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 9.— A field of at least 13 is In prospect for Saturdays 0,000 Gallant Fox, Handicap, which brings the Jamaica meeting to a close. All but two of the 10 topweights in the rich fivture are expected to go postward, which should make for a brilliant race, though this years handicap division lacks somewhat in the glamour department. Brandwine Stables Cochise and Brook -meade Stables Greek Ship are both expected to pick up their top imposts of 126 pounds and both are coming off good races, Cochise having won the Grey Lag Handicap here 10 days ago, while Greek Ship finished fifth in that race, but was by no means disgraced as he was making his seasonal debut. Isidor Bieber*s Palestinian and Mrs. Evelyn L. Hopkins Three Rings, who are next in line with 123 each, are also expected to go postward on Saturday. Palestinian finished last in the Grey Lag, but was making his 1951 debut and trained in clever style this morning. The Veteran with the "floating bow" went a mile here at Jamaica in 1:38% and work-watchers called it a "big work, not so much for the time as for the style." Palestinians fractions were :48%, 1:00% and 1:13. Three Rings has disappointed somewhat since finishing a close second in the Wide-ner at Hialeah and is suspected of having a "knee." However, he is slated to start on Saturday, with Ted Atkinson replacing Hedley Woodhouse in the saddle. On his best form, Three Rings would be the favorite in this mile and three-sixteenths event. Rokeby Stables County Delight, who was a close third behind Cochise and Perd in the Grey Lag, is a definite candidate under 119, but Greentree Stables One Hitter, who has the came burden, is expected to await the Toboggan Handicap, which heads the opening program at Belmont Park on Monday. Greot Circle, Lo to white to Start Yolo Stables Great Circle and T. G. Bensons Lotowhite, who finished fourth and sixth in the Grey Lag, are both definite Gallant Pox candidates with 116 each. C. V. Whitneys Mount Marcy, who also has 110, is the other one of the topweights not expected to start. A. G. Vanderbilts grand filly, Next Move, who was unlucky in last Saturdays Firenze, completes the top 10 with 116 and is a probable starter. The others expected to dispute the richest of the Jamaica stakes are Harry La-Montagnes Steel Blue, a recent winner, 109; Gustave Rings Lone Eagle, who is pointing especially for this race, 108; King Ranchs On the Mark and Flying Missel, 107 and 106, respectively, and Joe W. Browns Thelma Berger, 105. Lone Eagle breezed a mile and a furlong here this morning in 1:55% and while not expected to like the local turns, appears in good form. Jockeys have been assigned to several of the Gallant Fox prospects. Ovie Scur-lock will guide Cochise and Eddie Arcaro will be on Greek Ship. Bennie Green, who has been showing improvement of late, may get another chance on Palestinian, but it has not yet been definitely decided. As said above, Atkinson, who should fit his front-running style, will be on Three Rings. Eric Guerin, as usual, will ride Next Move. Only one of Saturdays likely prospects has succeeded in finishing in the money in the last three runnings of the Gallant Fox. Three Rings was third behind Coal-town and Vulcans Forge in 1949. King Ranch, which won it last year with Better Self, will be sending out the only coupling in On the Mark and Flying Missel.

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